Summer Bible Study
Which Disciple are
You? Rev. Williams will be leading a Wednesday evening Bible
Study this summer beginning May 29. We will look at the personalities of
the original 12 disciples and discover what we can learn from them in
understanding how Jesus relates to us in our own lives. [Find out more]
is our church's high school graduate this year. This fall he will be
attending the University of Missouri at Columbia where he will major in
computer science. Ethan is planning a career as a data scientist. We will
miss seeing Ethan here in Carrollton, but we wish him well and our prayers go
Pentecost Sunday is the day we remember
the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles enabling them to proclaim the
message of Christ to all the world. The story is told in New Testament
(Book of Acts 2:1-21). We lovingly often refer to this event as the
birthday of the church! We wear red on Pentecost Sunday because that is
the symbolic color of the flame of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost Sunday
falls on June 9 this year.
Group Helping With Worship on Pentecost Sunday
While Anselm and Susie Bliss are at Annual
Conference on Sunday, June 9, some of the youth group members have
agreed to help Susan with the worship service here in our church that
day. Skits are always fun so we hope to be able to share a short one with
our congregation. Depending on the number of youth available, one or two
of them may help guide us through the songs during the worship service.
We invite you to support our youth by attending this special worship
service. It is always fun to celebrate birthdays so we are excited about
sharing Pentecost Sunday - the birthday of the church - with you through
Group Going to the Movies
The Youth Group is planning on going to
the new movie theater in Liberty, MO. Our hope is to go on Friday,
June 21 and see the newest Toy Story movie. We will meet at
the Youth House and go to Liberty as a group. We are also hoping to eat
out while we're in Liberty; there are plenty of good options! A couple
more adults are needed to drive us. We will confirm the date, time, and
other details as soon as possible.
Group Game Night
going to kick back an play some board games at the Youth House on Monday,
July 15. We'll hang out in the Youth House from 6:00 to 8:00
p.m. Susan will provide some food, but feel free to bring your
favorite snack. Bring Monopoly or what ever your favorite board game
Group has decided they can help the church by painting the yellow parking lot
stripes. These have not been painted since the summer of 2012 and have
understandably faded since then. We are in the process of looking for the
tools and paint for the project while we wait for the rain to end.
Hopefully, we will soon have newly painted lines.
Vacation Bible School
Chairperson, Mikki McNelly, recently met with a group of volunteers from both
the United Methodist and First Christian churches to begin planning the 2019
Vacation Bible School which will be hosted by our church this year. It was
decided to try something NEW this year! Instead of offering Vacation
Bible School on a Monday-Friday schedule, we will present V.B.S. on a weekend;
Friday-Sunday. The dates were set for July 12-14. We always
need helpers, if you would like to plug into this ministry to children, please
join us at our next planning meeting on Tuesday, June 25 (6:00
Church Member Opens New
Pharmacy in Carrollton
Exciting news! Someone within our church
family is opening a new business in Carrollton. Jodi Ahnefeld has just
opened Jodi's Family Pharmacy located at 1004 N Hwy 65 (across from
McDonald's). While the new pharmacy is already open, doing business and
filling prescriptions, the formal Grand Opening will take place in the spring
after the driveway is paved and will include food and prizes! Jodi and
her team will provide high quality, efficient pharmacy services with
personalized attention. Find out more on their new
Facebook page. Or call them at 660-542-0050.
We give thanks for those who have parented
us along life's journey. Don't forget to give your dad a big hug on
Father's Day, Sunday June 16.
The May-June 2019 issue of the Upper Room
devotional magazine is now available. Pick up a copy at the back of the
sanctuary or on the information table in the hallway. As always, we have
both regular and large print versions.
2019 calendar year will be starting soon and it presents new opportunities to
donate altar flowers for our sanctuary. One set of flowers is generally
used for two-consecutive weeks. If you would like to donate flowers,
please sign up on the flower calendar that is located on the
bulletin board outside of the church office, or call the church office
(542-0277) and our church secretary, Susan, will be glad to assist you in
beautiful sight! Our steeple now has a new look.
Read all about it: Who
made it? How big is it? What does the symbol mean? And why
did we start this project in the first place? We will soon be posting
pictures of the cross & flame being mounted high at the top of our
like to put flowers on the altar? We have a lot of available Sundays.
Check out the chart on the bulletin board by the church office, or simply call
the church office reserve the Sunday of your
Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner
Help the church save money on office supplies!
We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we
recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges. Those printer cartridges
are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to
church and we'll put them to good use. Thanks for helping.
about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program! Start saving
them right now if you have not already been doing so. Then bring your UPC
(proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table
in the hallway. The can is marked Best Choice.
Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle
of 1,000 UPC labels.
Print Worship Bulletins
In addition to our regular-sized
bulletins, we are now providing a large print version of our worship bulletin
for those who would benefit from larger text. Large print versions of the
hymns are also included as well as a larger version of the bulletin insert with
all the announcements.
C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for
Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist
College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the
number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients. C.M.U. partners
with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher
Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation
(MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships. This year
C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the
Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and
universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist